20th Century Fox, the studio behind the X-Men film franchise, has revealed some news regarding the series in the form of a beloved re-release and release date changes.
It seems that X-Men: Dark Phoenix’s release date is an obstacle even Jean Grey can’t contend with. The X-Men film has yet again shifted dates; it will now release on June 7th, according to our friends at Deadline. The February 14th slot will now be filled by Alita: Battle Angel.
X-Men spin-off Gambit is also experiencing more production problems as the film is now slated for a 2020 release. The film has been in development for what seems like an eternity. With the finalization of the merger between The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox‘s assets expected to be completed in the middle of next year, who knows if this film will even make it to theaters.
However the most interesting tidbit is that Deadpool 2 is eyeing a December 21st re release, with most of the film edited to fit a PG-13 rating. How filmgoers will react is uncertain, given that this will now be competing with Aquaman and Bumblebee.
Directed by Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.
Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy, and Shioli Kutsuna join the cast in undisclosed roles.
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Deadpool 2 is now on Digital and Blu-ray. X-Men: Dark Phoenix hits theaters on June 7th, 2019.